Cookie Deli Platter for Superbowl Sunday

You know you have reached the brink of cookie insanity when you cookie a commercial you see on TV.  Thank goodness for DVR, right?  With a quick press of the pause button and the click of a camera phone, this cookie idea came to life.

Deli Tray Cookie PlatterEach cookie in this collection was made with widely avaliable cutters.  A letter “C” from the Wilton ABC & 123 cookie cutter set, small scalloped and regular rounds, a small square, and half-moon cutter.

To make the half moon shape, I took a page from Klickitat Street’s playbook and trimmed a spare circle cutter with tin snips.

Funny Food Cookie CuttersSince I’m throwing a lot of information {and really weird colors} out there at once, I’ll try to keep things as simple as possible.

To make these cookies you will need:

  • Bologna pink piping and flood icing {mix a touch or tulip red+ivory}
  • Cheddar orange piping and flood icing {mix egg yellow+orange}
  • Swiss ivory 20-second icing {a touch of ivory}
  • Pepperoni red piping and flood icing {mix red+warm brown}
  • Cracker brown 20-second icing {mix warm brown+egg yellow}
  • Pickle green piping and flood icing {mix leaf green+egg yellow+a touch of warm brown}
  • Lighter green flood icing {stir a tiny bit of white into the bowl used to mix the darker green}

Bologna Cookies

  1. Outline the cookie
  2. Flood
  3. Accent with an airbrush {optional, see this post for help}

Bologna CookieCheddar Cheese Cookies

  1. Outline the cookie
  2. Flood
  3. Accent with an airbrush {optional, see this post for help}

Sliced Cheese CookieSwiss Cheese Cookies

  1. Outline the cookie with ivory 20-second icing
  2. Quickly flood the outline to prevent noticible seams
  3. Accent with an airbrush {you’re going to have to pretend I did for the sake of this collage…in any case, it’s optional, see this post for help}

Swiss Cheese CookiePepperoni Cookies

  1. Outline the cookie
  2. Flood
  3. Quickly, while the icing is wet, use bologna colored flood icing to drop in several dots in various sizes

Pepperoni CookieRitz Cracker Cookies

  1. Use a food safe marker to map out the holes in each cracker {if you have a Kopykake, you can use that instead}
  2. Beginning in the middle, use 20-second icing to flood the center section
  3. Work out toward the edges until the entire cookie is filled
  4. Let the cookie dry for 2-5 minutes and sprinkle with a light layer of clear sanding sugar
  5. Accent with an airbrush {optional, see this post for help}

*In hindsight, I’d probably reverse steps four and five {spray with an airbrush before adding sugar} but both methods will produce about the same result.

Ritz Cracker CookiesPickle Cookies

These cookies were the only one of the bunch that required trimming, so I want to talk about that first.  Use a letter “C” {or #1…or any cutter with long enough to create a pickle}, trim, and gently round the edges with your finger.

  1. Pickle Cookie CutterOutline the cookie
  2. Flood
  3. Use lighter green icing to make two lines in the wet icing
  4. Quickly swirl the darker and lighter green icing using a toothpick, boo-boo stick, or needle tool
  5. Accent with an airbrush {optional, see this post for help}

Pickle CookieEach one of these cookies is EXCEPTIONALLY simple, but combined they’re an adorable treat.

Deli Tray CookiesI’m sure these cookies won’t replace the normal snack food spread, but bring them to your next party…they’re sure to be a hit!

Deli Tray Cookie Platter for SuperbowlYou can check out my favorite fun food cookies by following these links:

Join The Discussion



  1. 31
    Kimkake says:

    This is just amazing…I had to do a double take on FB!! I HAVE to do this for the Super Bowl!! :)

  2. 32
    Melissa L says:

    I love the pickles!!! So when you are pregnant, do you crave pickle cookies then? ;)

  3. 33
    Connie says:

    Shut the front door!! These are precious! I would love to live inside your head for just 24 hours!!!

  4. 34

    So original and clever. Love, love, love, these. What a party you’re going to have. Smiles all around. Touchdown!!

  5. 35
    Colleen says:

    Those crackers are amazing, but then everything you do has my jaw dropping!

    I had tried my hand at a cheese and crackers platter for a New Years Eve party that we went to. Everyone loved them and I was really proud of them. Here’s the link if you’d like to take a look:

  6. 36
    BittyBakerGrl says:

    Amazing as always, you are so incredibly talented. I was wondering if you could share with us what airbrush colors you used on this project? Thank you for always sharing your amazing creations with us!

    • 36.1

      I did some creative mixing because I don’t have a lot of colors…for the bologna it was pink and copper/fleshtone. For the cheddar egg yellow, and for the Ritz I did warm brown and egg yellow *I THINK*.

  7. 37
    Cheryl B. says:

    YOU ARE AMAZING! I have learned so many wonderful tips and found such inspiration from your site and videos! You are an incredible artist!! THANK YOU for sharing!

  8. 38
    Claire says:

    This is great! I showed my family, who is spending the Superbowl religiously yelling and cheering, and I had to show them the whole process of your cookie decorating in order for them to believe it was truly a cookie.

    • 38.1
      Kitsa says:

      Learning a lot from seeing a work go from start to fniish. Getting tips by seeing how? other people work. Thanks a lot.Just need to get my hands on something else to draw with other than a mouse soon

  9. 39

    So fun Callye!

  10. 40
    Michelle says:

    The cookies you create are just incredible!! I love your simple approach to attacking each design; the cookies you produce inspire me to keep thinking outside the box. Love, love, love these cookies!!


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